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Last edited at 10:58AM on 8/27/2013
No, he is a professed Christian which is supported by his many comments -- both on and off the record -- about is faith. Any reference you see to his being Muslim is a claim made by those who wish him ill and are attempting to discredit him and his administration in the U.S.
I don't believe he was *ever* a Moslem (so he can't be apostate). But 3 out of the 5 answers here do reflect negative thought towards the president. I want to say, though, that hatred toward presidents is very common. My Republican relatives used to chant anti-FDR slogans to me, and do you remember the hatred expressed toward the senior Bush and toward LBJ?
There is little evidence for his faith, other than his own statements. He was raised by a muslim stepfather in a muslim school and attended muslim services as a child. He converted late in life to a black-power form of Christianity under Jeremiah Wright, but rarely attended (per his own statement). His mother was raised by non-practicing Christians; his father was raised a Muslim but was an atheist by the time he had married Obama's mother. Obama's step-father was also Muslim, but of an eclectic kind who could make room for animist and Hindu beliefs. Neither Obama nor his mother were ever atheists, but she raised him in a relatively secular household where he learned about religion. Here is his own statement: "I was not raised in a religious household. For my mother, organized religion too often dressed up closed-mindedness in the garb of piety, cruelty and oppression in the cloak of righteousness. However, in her mind, a working knowledge of the world's great religions was a necessary part of any well-rounded education. In our household the Bible, the Koran, and the Bhagavad Gita sat on the shelf alongside books of Greek and Norse and African mythology. On Easter or Christmas Day my mother might drag me to church, just as she dragged me to the Buddhist temple, the Chinese New Year celebration, the Shinto shrine, and ancient Hawaiian burial sites.In sum, my mother viewed religion through the eyes of the anthropologist; it was a phenomenon to be treated with a suitable respect, but with a suitable detachment as well." . He does not currently attend a mosque, only rarely attends a church, and his family is evidently being raised without benefit of faith (they don't attend either church or Sunday school). But he says he is a Christian, which may or may not be true, as one can make profession without having possession. The jury is out, but the effect on his children is profound.
Does it really matter for? I mean as long as he does his job and gets results, I really don't think it matters unless of course he is going to be a turncoat but I don't think this is going to happen so sit back relax and pay attention to what he is doing now and don't dwell on someone;s backgrounds